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HOW UPTOWN SWING BEGAN
I have been lucky enough to teach Lindy Hop devotees all over the world for many years. So, when the great Frankie Manning, the ambassador of Lindy Hop, passed away in 2009 I decided that I need to do more than just preach to the converted.
I decided that I needed to introduce as many new people to this dance as possible. So I started Uptown Swing in 2010.
About Peter & Naomi
Since he started dancing in 1998 Peter has won 1st place titles at both the American & International Lindy Hop Championships and has taught in over 20 countries around the world and all over the United States. In addition to teaching he is a sought after DJ and Master of Ceremonies. He is the founder of Uptown Swing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Naomi Uyama discovered lindy hop in her hometown of Washington DC during the late nineties. Over the past 20 years she has taught workshops all around the world and performed for dance and music legends alike. She has won the champion title at such prestigious competitions as the ALHC, the ULHS, and the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships.
Watch us dance!